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Professional readings

Te Mangōroa - Māori acheiving education success as Māori

For more professional readings on Māori learners' success in English-medium schools please visit the research and evaluation page of the new Te Mangōroa website on TKI.

Running the Gauntlet: A gifted Māori learner's journey through secondary school

In her paper presented at the Now is the Future Conference, Auckland, October 2000, Jill Bevan-Brown shares a number of stories illustrating what schooling is like for many gifted Māori learners.

Better relationships for better learning

Read or download the guidelines for boards of trustees and schools on engaging with Māori parents, whānau and communities. These guidelines provide schools with information and advice about how to develop and maintain strong and productive relationships with Māori parents and communities.

e-asTTle and assessment for learning

The e-asTTle assessment tool was designed to provide reliable and valid assessment information for teachers and students to enhance teaching and learning. This supports the shift in understanding of best educational practice from an emphasis on assessment of learning to assessment for learning.

Teachers as learners: Improving outcomes for Māori and Pasifika students through inquiry (Published September 2009)

These learning materials and teachers’ stories are primarily for teachers and school leaders, and they may also be useful for others in education. Their purpose is to illustrate how teachers have used an inquiry approach to teaching to become more culturally responsive and to improve outcomes for their Māori and Pasifika students.

Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis (BES)

The Ministry’s Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) programme is a collaborative knowledge building strategy designed to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice in New Zealand.

The new School Leadership and Student Outcomes: What Works and Why Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) has been launched by the Minister of Education. This report, the eighth in our BES series, increases our understanding of educational leadership – what works and why. It identifies leadership practices that have the greatest impact on student outcomes and celebrates the stories of the skills, knowledge and energy of school leaders.

Read the School Leadership and Student Outcomes: What Works and Why BES.

The Teacher Professional Learning and DevelopmentBest Evidence Synthesis (BES) illuminates the kind of professional learning for teachers that strengthens valued outcomes for diverse learners.

Read the Teacher Professional Learning and Development BES.

Visit the BES homepage.

Education Review Office (ERO)

In May 2009 ERO released two national reports focusing on how well schools manage teachers’ professional learning and development.

The first report focuses on Managing Professional Learning and Development in Primary Schools (pdf 345MB) while the second report focuses on Managing Professional Learning and Development in Secondary Schools (pdf 343MB).

Te Hiringa i te Mahara

Te Hiringa i te Mahara 10 year report (pdf 11.83mb) marks 10 years of development, professional and personal, by Maori secondary teachers.

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